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Rock Hill Campsite

6 sites 路 RVs, Tents7 acres 路 Brandon, MS
Once farmland, this 7.5 acre property is situated between a cattle farm and a pine timber plantationThe last owner fenced the land for horses and a horse barn and small arena still exist on the property.Learn more about this land:Enjoy a peaceful country setting at an open campsite overlooking a small lake. Watch for wild ducks and cranes on the water, as well as an occasional deer passing through the area. Fish for bass from the bank or from a small boat on location.
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Pelican Ranch Camp

15 sites 路 Tents2 acres 路 Pearl River, MS
Welcome to Pelican ranch, our campsite is nestled in the heart of Mississippi offering an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and fairgoers alike. Situated in close proximity to one of the state's largest fairs, our campsite presents a unique opportunity to revel in the excitement of the event while enjoying the tranquility of the great outdoors. One of the standout features of our property is the availability of running water, ensuring convenience and comfort during your stay. No need to worry about carrying heavy water containers or searching for a water source; we've got you covered. At the heart of our picturesque campsite, you'll discover a welcoming social fire pit, providing the perfect gathering spot for friends, families, and fellow adventurers. Whether you're roasting marshmallows under the starry night sky or sharing stories around the crackling flames, this communal space fosters a sense of togetherness and allows for cherished moments of connection. Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the surroundings, with lush greenery and scenic vistas encompassing every corner. Our well-maintained grounds offer ample space for pitching tents, or simply basking in the serenity of nature. With our campsite's prime location near the state's renowned fairgrounds, running water for your convenience, and a central social fire pit to gather around, we invite you to experience a delightful blend of excitement and tranquility at our extraordinary property. Book your stay today and create memories that will last a lifetime.
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2 sites 路 RVs, Tents10 acres 路 Canton, MS
Wildwood is almost 100 years old and we have been lovingly renovating this property for the past few years. The lake used to be horse pasture until the breeding operation halted and the lake was built. We share this farm with many animals, domestic and wild, and are glad to be a small part of its long history. We love sharing this place with people who appreciate nature鈥檚 beauty.Learn more about this land: Wildwood is a small acreage hobby horse farm in a rural setting on large acreage private lake. Two kayaks and a small row boat are available, but bring your own fishing gear. The lake is stocked with bass and brim. You will always catch a fish here! Want to relax? Our farm is peaceful and serene, with local wildlife and great birding opportunities. We have an incredible variety of migratory songbirds that we welcome to the farm each year. You may even get to see bald eagles fishing the lake if you鈥檙e quiet. Watch the horses graze in their fields and geese land in the lake as the sun sets. A small slice of heaven on earth, the star gazing is phenomenal on clear nights. The cicadas, crickets and bullfrogs create a natural sound machine for restful nights. No light pollution out here and the Milky Way can be seen. We are just 15 minutes from 1-55, and 18 minutes to the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway for traveling and cycling. 20 minutes to the Reservoir for large scale fishing, boating and water sports. Level gravel parking area with electric and water availability is right next to our barn. There are bugs (it鈥檚 nature) in the spring/summer/fall so please bring bug spray and be prepared. We use Mosquito Spartans to help keep mosquitoes in control.
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Located in Central Mississippi, three miles east of Walnut Grove, Golden Memorial State Park features a 15-acre spring-fed lake stocked with catfish, bass, and bream. Swimming isn鈥檛 permitted in the lake, but the Loblolly Trail here is a favorite activity among hikers with the second largest loblolly pine tree in the entire state. The park also memorializes an old Civil War era one-room school once located on the site. With two covered pavilions available by reservation, the park is an ideal setting for family reunions, company picnics, and school or church outings. Bring your best buddies, barbecue. and burlap for the sack races.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Golden Memorial State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer months can be hot and humid, while winter brings cooler temperatures that might not be ideal for all outdoor activities.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Be aware of park hours, typically from 8:30am to 5pm, and plan your activities within this timeframe.
  • Wear appropriate footwear for hiking and bring along insect repellent to ward off any pesky bugs.
  • Remember to pack out all trash and leave the park as pristine as you found it.
  • Accessibility may vary across different areas of the park, so inquire ahead if you have specific needs.

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